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The EU Households Spending The Most On Eating Out

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According to new data from Eurostat, households across the European Union spend more than €600 billion on catering services such as restaurants, cafes and canteens. Ireland devoted the largest share of household expenditure to eating out in 2018 at 14.4 percent, followed …

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Saudi Aramco Flirts With $2 Trillion Valuation

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On its second day of trading on the Riyadh Tadawul exchange, the value of all Saudi Aramco stock briefly reached the $2 trillion mark and closed at $1.965 trillion Thursday. Comparing this market cap to those of other major companies in the world that day, Saudi …

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Switzerland Comes First For Chocolate Consumption

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When it comes to the league of chocoholics, Switzerland is out in front with annual per capita consumption amounting to an impressive 8.8 kilograms. The country is well known for its excellent chocolate industry with Toblerone one of its more recognizable brands. Neighboring Austria …

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The Best & Worst Countries For Climate Change Policy

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A group of think tanks comprising the NewClimate Institute, the Climate Action Network and Germanwatch have released the 2020 Climate Change Performance Index which ranks 57 countries on national climate change action. The categories involved were emissions, renewable energy, energy use and policy. …

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Global Food Prices on the Uptick

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In October, the price of food around the world increased at the fastest pace in two years, according to the UN Global Food Price Index. The rapid increase is now threatening food affordability in developing countries. According to Bloomberg, India was experiencing …

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The Countries Which Go on Strike the Most

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Today marks the start of the longest train strike in British history. The 10-day walkout of South Western Railway will take place until 12 December when it will be temporarily lifted for the general election, before continuing through until normal …

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The Global Decline of Manufacturing

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Emerging and advanced economies alike are experiencing a decline of their manufacturing sectors, which are becoming less and less important for national incomes. In the 1980s, industrial production made up a quarter or more of national GDPs around the world, but …

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